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On this week’s Slate Culture Gabfest, the critics discuss Bachelor in Paradise, a spin-off of ABC’s Bachelor franchise, and break down the sexual misconduct allegations directed at cast members on the show. Next, they talk about The Trip to Spain, the third installment of the series starring Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon. Is the film a charming portrait of male friendship or a sharp critique of their pride? Finally, the gabbers discuss David Simon’s new HBO series, The Deuce, set in 1970s New York City, depicting prostitution and the rise of pornography.
Links to some of the things we discussed this week:
- Bachelor in Paradise
- Emily Yoffe’s series on campus sexual assault in the Atlantic
- The Trip to Spain trailer
- The Trip
- “The Trip to Spain Is Pure Comedy Comfort Food” by David Sims in the Atlantic
- The profile of Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon in the Guardian
- Tristram Shandy – A Cock and Bull Story starring Steve Coogan
- The Deuce
- The Wire
- Generation Kill
- Show Me a Hero
Gabe: The Sparsholt Affair by Alan Hollinghurst
Laura: Conversations With Friends by Sally Rooney
Seth: “Gaucho” by Steely Dan
Outro: “Gaucho” by Steely Dan
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